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doesn't give a dollar amount anything mission to teach creation why you should care about humans and. this is why you should care only on the dot com. breaking news on r t international the pentagon confirms that a us generals been killed in an attack on a military academy in afghanistan he's the most senior american officer to lose his life in the country than since two thousand and one we got the latest on that coming up this hour. also shell shock in east ukraine these are the pictures from the turn of which is under heavy artillery fire while another resistance of lugansk declares a humanitarian disaster now. and israel's pulling its troops from gaza or as both sides agree a three day cease fire will look at the devastation wrought so far this month that killed nearly nine hundred eighty.
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nine pm here in moscow my name is kevin are you without international and within the last few minutes the pentagon has confirmed that a two star american generals been killed when a foreign military academy in a car ball was attacked by an unknown gunman earlier dressed in an afghan army uniform his truck at speed a bit more on this honest has got the latest there in new york i there what more do we know the details of it coming out that the pentagon have just given a media conference in the last few minutes what did they have to say. well kevin the latest that we have is that a military training facility that's overseen by the british military camp on the outskirts of kabul in afghanistan a gunmen dressed in afghan military forces uniform carried out
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a shooting which killed a two star u.s. army major general and wounded a german brigadier general as well as at least fourteen other members of the western including american and afghan forces on the ground we're also hearing reports that local officials are saying that in fact three people have died and fifteen have been wounded these numbers are going to as the story continues to develop and more details come out new names of course and yet the names we're waiting to hear on more detail for more details what we do know is that this attack did in fact take place on tuesday as high ranking military officials were visiting this facility for meetings and that's when the gunman carried out this shooting and of course we know that this is reported to be yet another insider attack in afghanistan where a member of the afghan forces turns against the western and need to lead troops on the ground that are in there to train the afghan forces
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a lot of cases of over the past couple of years specially in twenty twelve. twenty well i guess this is going to the flare up again and security is going to be talking because of it yeah. you're absolutely right kevin i mean this is in fact a very worrying occurrence because particularly the u.s. has plans as we of course know to wrap up its military operations in the nearest future in afghanistan as well as the fact that training afghan forces on the ground is of course a key strategy for the u.s. and nato military on the ground moving forward and this has been a key strategy this entire time so certainly the fact that we're seeing these cases where afghan forces that are trained by the west and west turning against them is an extremely bothersome trend of course it is true this has in fact it is far from the first time this did these insider attacks where usually it's an afghan
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a regular soldier really turning usually it's at an outrage for such a long presence for foreign troops on the ground of course the war in afghanistan is the longest running u.s. war and these cases did peak in twenty twelve were dozens of them took place this is of course dwindled but this particular case is certainly going to be causing major alarm in the near future that's very safe to say. the new york city. it's a bit early we're told the middle east trip he believes that is behind this in turkey . it's deflective of the deep seated resentment against occupation forces the united states and its allies we know that the taliban have been fighting. a low level but increasingly bitter war against the occupation forces and they have jordan a target a british run military academy there was an important where this shooting took
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place so there was a large concentration of senior army officers from the united states and i lied and made them to target. the small town of snow in eastern ukraine has come under heavy artillery fire this is the video we're getting from the area today residential houses have been severely damaged by shells judging by the noise the locals there say they believe the army's been using heavy rocket launchers to attack their town many residents are fleeing their homes others are being forced to shelter in their placement and it's a similar situation in the ganske too where local leaders describe that city as being in the grip of a humanitarian disaster now such as the state of it that assessment follows weeks of being besieged in a city that's long been a focal point of resistance almost half of the guns populations now fled but two hundred fifty thousand do remain there now trapped there quarter of million people
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the ongoing fight has left the city without electricity it's now hindering repair works to water supplies have been cut off as of mobile internet communications and now a new problem removing waste from the cities become impossible therefore potentially creating a serious health hazard and the shortage of medical supplies and food too. in the past couple of hours russia's called an emergency meeting of the u.n. security council over the crisis in ukraine that students start about four hours from now as it happens we will take you there live on r.t. international the humanitarian crisis is expected to be on the agenda of course made for nationals in the besieged city of the guns which as we've been reporting is among the worst affected. lugansk is a shadow of its former self it was once a flourishing regional center with a population of half a million today it is largely abandoned and dangerous destroyed schools and hospitals silent reminders of an enclosed conflict this is the hotel in the center
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of the guards where we used to stay just two weeks ago there were gas here mostly journalists but also ukrainians running from violence in the towns of crime i thought against libya as they used to be a major percenters of the large scale military operation here in eastern ukraine there was also a chinese restaurant on the seventh floor but now as you can see the hotel has been shut down the sign says hotel is quote the further we go from the center the greater the destruction of his house was damaged when he shall explode in her garden instead of the flowers she planted there is now a deep crater. he said i should buy you break a deal is a hoot of them i suggested a day with. you would you. like other locals here who haven't already fled the fighting or good has taken shelter in basement yet to get back you found that you. would you stand much in your pocket be an actual fact you dicky i grew to love you
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predict how i could get back many of those sheltering under ground and seek. and desperate attack you know where you are you know you go up here sure you're not she did very well we are not here. as we are speaking electricity drops out like cows are a constant problem here the lines were apparently repaired just before we arrived the damage the way you. look at it but i really don't know. if it and he had to get into it we're. going to go out we're going to say before the reason shall turn to roll most every apartment building in advance and they're really empty this is a not a basement but that has recently become home to local residents and it's not that they hide here at the time of intense shelling and wagner and you can see it is
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really leave here every family has its own. place here like an apartment building that underground in one of the corridor is only to the youngest resident i've seen use in far he shares many of the fields of deal did he come here. paul says. this. was just a couple of guys. is it only has four. nine pm every day people in different basements are resigned to saying the ask for god to protect them and the billions in peace that is the shelling continues around them the furthest a day to plan a had is to moderate when they say they won't hear again raef notion r.t. ganske ukraine and. in other developments ukraine officials say at least two civilians have been killed by artillery fire in the outskirts of the netsky key anti-government stronghold in the news and every night in the last few hours we've
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been hearing of reports of heavy fighting. between kills troops and local militia there we go let's focus in on the nets again it's a huge city city of a million people creating army said to be closing in on it there's been reports as bolstering its ground missile systems carol says it does indeed all this week been preparing for a decisive offensive as yet it's not happened the netsky is a vital hub for both the region and the country this is why i talked about the size of it just notes the fifth largest city in the country with a population of nearly a million last year forbes named it the most attractive city there anyway for doing business in the whole country is one ukraine's main economic hubs and the center of the nation's mining industry just a couple of years ago dinette drew thousands of football fans from all across europe when it was the host city for euro two thousand and twelve my all things change is very different place now of course months of heavy shelling of left locals absolutely devastated. the field only to the folks at all of those roads in
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. seven o'clock you. know you're. there was a much more. forceful. as you crane in troops gear up to force out the local militia for good we've managed to speak to journalists christian malar party he's in the area and told us kiev sending multiple rocket launchers to surround the city now you know how i got my car. or your green. ribera on our lunch hour. on his way to america you go everywhere here we heard there are few and there you are some small bar are the. ones who go there are around two hundred fifty ukrainian soldiers in aus in
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a tent camp meantime in russia after laying down their arms and crossing the border from a group of over four hundred who appealed for sanctuary on monday the others were sent back to crane after they said they wanted to return home monday's must affection was the largest of its kind but not the first the group said it had been encircled to run out of ammunition and then fell to the bookie have cranes armies not found it easy waging its operation in the east launched back in april money is one of the main problems military analysts say it needs over eleven billion dollars to replace old weapons and machinery while the amount of money actually recently allocated to the army was only around eight hundred million dollars. ukraine soldiers are suffering from food shortages they're having for lie on charity another big problem the fact there's a website set up by civil activists calling on people to donate food to the army and can also appears to be struggling to pay its soldiers back to the money problems again just recently the country's parliament introduced a military tax is what ukrainian soldiers have crossed into russia told r.t.
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. fortune sitting alone you don't forget what we have witnessed so many deaths and other terrible things so all of us are barry happy to be here we've been given new clothes and managed to rest and we're very grateful for that which. we were encircled we had no way out so to keep the manpower safe our commanders decided to escape to russia i think for no clear reason the ukrainian population is destroying itself because on both sides we and they are the same people are not in the book of moscow's way its response to the sanctions recently imposed by the west later this will look at one option report on the table now which could see european airlines lose up to a billion dollars every three months. in justifying their stance they're citing all sorts of what they see as international
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to. i. love again israel is pulling its troops out of gaza or a three day cease fire and i brokered by egypt officially place israel says it's completed its month long mission which was to target have mass but which brought the devastation and civilian losses it needs now the nineteen hundred palestinians have been killed in israel run four hundred thirty of them with children mission also damaged schools and destroyed twenty four hospitals which have been overflowing with the injured and dying palestinians bill that has filled from human rights watch says it's hit abroad the operation of. this operation has been a catastrophic failure. you know whether or not we will continue to see rocket launches whether or not the israeli political and military leadership feels they
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are able to claim success now is less direct concern than the fact that gaza's infrastructure is on the brink of collapse there has been such massive destruction in areas that the israeli military declared a no go zone that covered almost half of gaza's territory many families were not able to return to the remains of their homes not their homes but what's left of them large number of attacks we've seen where attacks were launched without any military objects in the area large numbers of civilians getting killed by very precise advanced weapons and you know despite the fact that there were no rockets being launched from their areas that there were no members of palestinian armed groups in those areas but what's most important from our perspective is that there be accountability for the crimes that have been committed here ceasefire or no ceasefire i mean we've seen cease fires in the past be held up as as justifications when western countries or the israeli military claims that hamas violated the cease
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fire in the past that has been held up as a justification and a claim that any future civilian deaths would be the responsibility of hamas for violating. ceasefire and that is completely incorrect and quite dangerous what has to happen is that you know the laws of war need to stop being violated and finally for once in gaza there needs to be criminal accountability for war crimes. and i understand from israel's foreign minister explain to us why she thinks the israeli operation that was justified this is a terror going to zation that we're fighting terrorism is a sham that's one to bring the struction disagreement here was not about him us it was about civilians innocent civilians they're being killed here yes and unfortunately the hamas uses these people as human shields you know i mean she is a warrant is there on a number of occasions about you know where civilian objects are located in this specifically this particular school why is it that israel has not heeded the u.i. and also said that they found missiles into one risk pools they went out and said if it's un schools that were used to hide missiles this is just another one when
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israel was warned about this that you know there are civilians in the school sheltering also u.n. secretary ban ki moon called your action a war crime but you know why does this not unsettle you it unsettles us a lot we would not want to be in this situation in the first place that's why in the beginning we did not start a military operation but once you have rockets flown at you again and again we've passed the three thousand rockets that were shot at us in the last month three thousand rockets the whole you went out and declared that the hamas has to be militarized meaning they understand that hamas has to weave draw all their weapons and stop being a threat to the people of israel and they said if you can look at what merkel said you can look at what obama said so actually actually we have a lot of support. the decision to scale back the operation follows a chorus of global condemnation spain so rages just become the second country to ban arms sales to tell of
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a well britain said it's reviewing its eight billion pound weapons agreement with israel but khaled mahmoud or labor m.p. from britain spoke to me he's got doubts that condemnation will go further than just words. unfortunately they've dragged their feet for too long they can even condemn this portion ality of the action that's taking place with frankie muniz quite rightly said it is a war crime and the issues are so desperate about innocent people men women and very very young children a high profile process and a perilous warsi from u.k. foreign office resigned initially from the government saying she she couldn't support this anymore do you think we'll see more people of doing that kind of thing or not why i certainly hope so i think you know until we start to come to terms with those and not listen to the rhetoric that the i.d.f. israeli government has been forward and look at the what's happening on the ground you have to try and do that you're in britain is second largest city there you want
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to fly the palestinian flag over city hall but the council said no i will continue to fight for that because it's about recognising the devastation that's taking place against innocent people civilians and children this is what this is about this is not about taking sides in a dispute that's going on about territory and who should be what this is about an unjust strike and. able to defend themselves. israel's got a long history of mobilizing against its opponents but whether to cheat the desired aims is up for debate of course if you look back to two thousand and six for instance israel invaded lebanon to take on hezbollah fighters the result the group got stronger and the conflict helped to the into power in beirut since then the before devastating wars between israel and hamas but now the former rival sides fatah and hamas of form a unity government recently and in doing so at least strengthened opposition to the idea of also the human cost of those bloody conflicts is what's really going traction in people's minds especially no damage to israel's international image in
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twenty thirteen it fell itself among the world's least popular countries according to a b.b.c. poll earlier we talked to a former israeli soldier who refused to serve in protest over government's actions and such a petition letter along with dozens of others we asked her what she thinks about the mission now. in general it at this period of time it's very difficult to be opposed to the operation in any way or to the military in any way it's. very much out of the consensus everybody most of the country is behind this operation feels that it is justifiable so expressing a point of view that that is not in line with that. is not a comfortable thing to do right now i have actually been a little bit afraid to show my involvement in the letter to to make a point of it as much as they would have me be before the operation. yeah it's
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a difficult time right now. because the side to this. the security gave me a period recently at one of the world's biggest store was challenging players to bomb us while trying to avoid civilian casualties and to our two dogs home from war . present with putin says russia is preparing its response to the sanctions recently imposed by western countries he says it's unacceptable to put political pressure on the russian economy earlier a number of business leaders in britain said sanctions won't help resolve the crisis they say the best way to build trust between countries is through trade and contact there are reports now that russia is considering limiting or banning european flights from crossing its space to asia parties kitty pilgrim takes a look at the potential consequences if. they are now at the peak of the holiday season and people wishing to travel to asia from europe could find themselves
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caught up in all the sanctioning chaos so in response to european sanctions grounding one of russia's low cost airlines russia is now considering shutting down its major transit routes for european air lives so far as you can see from this map we've taken recently from flight trader twenty four dot com the finds are performed through russia's siberia right there because it's shorter and therefore cheaper which ultimately means a cheaper ticket for the consumer if russia was to close this route your holiday flight from europe to asia will be several hours longer and it's already going up right now in fact the european allies will need to about four thousand kilometers to their routes which equates to an extra thirty thousand dollars per fly as an airline source quoted by a domestic media outlet that m.s.t. says that possible losses of the. western allies could amount to one billion euros
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in just three months and all would similar it's actually you can see where that would be paying more money even though you've got the inconvenience of having to fight a long. talk of aviation of fighter jets not the most comforting sights you'd want to see next you played as it came in to land but that is what happened on this qatar airways jet coming into britain's magister airport earlier today pilots radioed ahead saying they'd been told of a suspicious device on board but airbus a three thirty landed safely thankfully a male passenger that was then arrested for making a hoax bomb threat more online few japanese anime fans got see the crimean prosecuting became famous the world over after she was turned into a sexy cartoon drawn lines now being blacklisted by tokyo find out why we might not be sigmoid more of her on anime anymore just a click away. will seriously american scientists appear to have found a cure for a bowler which is currently raging in parts about initial tests involving two
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infected u.s. aid workers have seen their conditions improve somewhat full story r.t. dot com. washington's accused of putting health initiatives around the world at risk on monday it was revealed that an h o the in effect prevention program was used to send young latin americans to cuba to stir up political unrest canas more. it's no longer a secret that some of the u.s. government aid programs have a dual purpose the u.s. agency for international development usaid known for overseeing billions of dollars in u.s. humanitarian aid was this batching venice oil and coast to weaken and peruvian young people to cuba hoping to provoke a revolution their young latinos often posed as tourists they traveled across the country and recruited people whom they believe they could turn into political activists a form administrator with a venezuelan over station who participated in this effort said there was no safety net for these inexperienced workers if they were caught by cuban authorities so the
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spying program involving the use went on even after the scandalous arrest the palin gloss in two thousand and nine who worked as a sup contractor for the usa he's now serving a fifteen year sentence in cuba the u.s. trying to foment on wednesday in cuba is nothing new of course but this latest investigation by the associated press reveals how humanitarian aid programs were used to that end such as in a child the prevention workshop in memo so paint by the a.p.'s label this quote unquote the perfect excuse for the program's political goals the u.s. government actually is not hiding the fact that some of their programs have a dual purpose speaking about this they should be workshop program the usaid said quote in an it enable support for cuban civil society while providing a secondary benefit of addressing the desired cuban six press information and training about hiv prevention. correspondent do you see.
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how portugal hopes to save one of its banking judged by smashing it to pieces after the break. a few weeks ago we discussed detroit's plans to shut off water to those who can't pay their bills logically what a basic human assessor he could get taken away some protesters gathered to give their opinion on the issue at our plaza and what is the response from the state maybe some sort of dialogue or explanation as to why they have to turn off the water you know they turned up on the high tech quote non lethal weaponry against the protesters they used an l. red system which basically blasted the protesters with sound which sounds but
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intended humane until you look into it and read that the weapon can cause permanent hearing loss the company even admits this is true at less than fifteen meters we see all across the country so-called non-lethal weapons being used to very harmful and even to well we thought ns but why does this happen because they make breaking up protest easy unsafe for the cops remember in the old days when you had to physically break up protests well things like el read allow any coward to just flip a switch to disperse a crowd with not a drop of blood visible and the fact that it seems not harmful as the police to be justified in using it whenever they want for the sake of the constitution i think no police forces should be able to use the l. red technology but that's just my opinion.
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hello there i marinated this is boom bust and these are some of the stories that we're tracking for you today. first up we're talking about dead in. all its forms and glory today the good the bad and the ugly of portugal's the banco spirit to some to resolution plan is top of the deck and what the rest of the eurozone can learn from it then william white is on the program the former chief economist of the us and current chairman of the economic development and review committee is joining us live on the show today. to discuss ultra easy monetary policy and whether public and private debt is still a problem today first crisis now also in today's big deal edward harrison and i are going to be sticking with this whole debt he will be looking at public.

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